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      Another update in less than a week. You guys must...

      Another update in less than a week. You guys must be feeling rather special now eh?

      Just trying to find things to do while those damn heat shields arrive from Germany. Rummaged through the parts...
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      Waiting for parts (drums fingers on desk) ...

      Waiting for parts (drums fingers on desk)

      Decided to find some things we will need to do before the car is ready to fire up. Getting ahead so to speak. The hydraulic "bomb" mounts need replacing...
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      Decided to curb my enthusiasm and fix a few more...

      Decided to curb my enthusiasm and fix a few more things before impetuously throwing the engine back in. Someone had spliced in a new piece of wire at some point; quite poorly.
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      More tubes, more clamps, more money, more time....

      More tubes, more clamps, more money, more time. The four rings of (old) Audi ownership.

      https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7726/26996356802_e5ef4a6e21_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on...
    5. Show me your virgin warm up regulator.

      Strange request perhaps but I'm replacing all the vacuum hoses and clamps on my US 85 WX quattro and my warm up regulator hoses don't look quite factory to me. I haven't found any parts diagrams that...
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      In a moment of inspiration I found this on the...

      In a moment of inspiration I found this on the underside of the hood. Doesn't help.

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1522/26695283851_cd626893d5_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr
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      Replacing the vacuum hoses and clips is a PITA so...

      Replacing the vacuum hoses and clips is a PITA so I found something else to do. I replaced the air box mounts.

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1585/26616562975_49c9a87d27_c.jpgimage by Team...
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      It's the little things that take the most time. I...

      It's the little things that take the most time. I thought I hadn't made a lot of progress but when I looked at all the photos I've taken lately I realise I've done a lot of small things including...
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      I thought I'd check as many sensors as I could...

      I thought I'd check as many sensors as I could before popping the engine back in. Seems like a reasonable plan. There are like twenty separate temperature sensors on this engine! OK, there's six but...
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      Bought some inspiration over the weekend. ...

      Bought some inspiration over the weekend.

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1538/25441088594_568960c343_c.jpgimage by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


      It inspired me to go on a spending...
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      I went through my parts bin to see what still...

      I went through my parts bin to see what still needs to bolt on the engine before it goes back in the car. I was worried I might miss something and I was right. Found this heat shield
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      Thanks I got them from Audi Tradition in...

      Thanks

      I got them from Audi Tradition in Germany. Had to ship them to a friend in Germany as they wont ship to the USA for some corporate BS reason.
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      It's been over a month since I updated this...

      It's been over a month since I updated this thread so, even though not much has happened I will document it anyway. Actually, looking at my Flickr album there's been quite a lot of little incremental...
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      This didn't help ...

      This didn't help

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1550/24608307920_c4286de6b1_c.jpg

      But this did

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1588/24785859272_bd7efc26c3_c.jpg[/url]

      Now I just need to...
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      Finally got chance to install the rear subframe...

      Finally got chance to install the rear subframe bushings. To be fair I did have to wait for them to come from Germany. I might havre to wait for another one now. Read on.........

      Easily removed...
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      After lots of back and forth and soul searching...

      After lots of back and forth and soul searching (as well as part searching) we made some part-ial progress:

      CIS vacuum lines and god knows what else
      I printed out four parts diagrams from...
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      As I'm starting to run out of chronologically...

      As I'm starting to run out of chronologically logical tasks I'm going to be jumping around a bit. First such worm hole leap: sub-frame bushings. Not all four though, just the front two. The rears are...
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      I didn't test the headlight relay kit today as I...

      I didn't test the headlight relay kit today as I thought better of it. With so many wires detached from there things I didn't think it a good idea to introduce some live electrons. I did put back the...
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      Oops, seems like tomorrow turned into two months....

      Oops, seems like tomorrow turned into two months. Sorry about that. Got a little distracted by wheel sales, 911 mods and this:
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      I reassembled the wiper mechanism today and put...

      I reassembled the wiper mechanism today and put it back in the car. Seems to work.

      https://youtu.be/6jk4rw96TQw


      As I had to remove a couple of relays to make enough room I cleaned the fuse...
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